Law / Liberty

Digital Activists Slam Tech Firms For Banning Neo-Nazi Websites
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ZeroHedge | As social media and internet companies scramble to ban or otherwise cut ties with extremist and far right-wing websites like the neo-nazi Daily Stormer, which were unceremoniously dropped by the likes of GoDaddy, Google...
Presidential war powers go before federal appeals court
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WashingtonExaminer | A federal appeals court has scheduled oral arguments for later this year on a soldier's lawsuit that claims the war against Islamic State is illegal. The lawsuit seeks to blaze a path for judicial review of presidential...
DOJ demands 1.3M IP addresses related to Trump resistance site
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TheHill | The Department of Justice has requested information on visitors to a website used to organize protests against President Trump, the Los Angeles-based Dreamhost said in a blog post published on Monday. Dreamhost, a web...
Julian Assange, a Man Without a Country
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NewYorker | The Ecuadorian Embassy in London is situated at the end of a wide brick lane, next to the Harrods department store, in Knightsbridge. Sometimes plainclothes police officers, or vans with tinted windows, can be found...
Warrantless US Spying Is Set to Expire Soon. Let It Die
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Wired | Surveillance technologies have historically restricted the freedoms of communities of color and immigrants in this country. This history continues today through a resurgent national security apparatus with emboldened...
Tensions grow inside ACLU over defending free-speech rights for the far right
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LATimes | It was 1934 and fascism was on the march not only in Europe but in America. People who admired Adolf Hitler, who had taken power in Germany, formed Nazi organizations in the United States. The American Civil Liberties...
Silicon Valley escalates its war on white supremacy despite free speech concerns
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WashingtonPost | Silicon Valley significantly escalated its war on white supremacy this week, choking off the ability of hate groups to raise money online, removing them from Internet search engines, and preventing some sites from...
The Misguided Attacks on ACLU for Defending Neo-Nazis’ Free Speech Rights in Charlottesville
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TheIntercept | Each time horrific political violence is perpetrated that is deemed to be terrorism, a search is immediately conducted for culprits to blame other than those who actually perpetrated the violence or endorsed the group...
EFF Urges Supreme Court to Take On Unconstitutional NSA Surveillance, Reverse Dangerous Ruling That Allows Massive Government Spying Program
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EFF | WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked the Supreme Court to review and overturn an unprecedented ruling allowing the government to intercept, collect, and store—without a warrant—millions of...
Judge Denies Psychologists’ Effort to Stop Lawsuit Filed by ACLU on Behalf of CIA Torture Victims
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ACLU | SPOKANE, Wash. — A federal lawsuit against the two psychologists who designed and implemented the CIA torture program cleared the final legal hurdle before a scheduled trial, a first for a case involving CIA torture....
Rand Paul Blocks NDAA Over Indefinite Detention
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AntiWar.com | Sen. Rand Paul (R – KY) has blocked a motion by majority leader Mitch McConnell (R – KY) to advance the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the massive military spending bill, saying that the bill should...
African-American women are increasingly buying guns, statistics show
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NYTLive | Up to 59 percent of African-American households now view owning a gun as a “necessity,” according to a recent study from the Pew Research Center released this month, and African-American women have outpaced all other...
Senators Promise to Amend Israel Boycott Bill After Backlash
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TheIntercept | The lead author of the controversial Israel Anti-Boycott Act, Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, is open to amending the legislation to address concerns raised by the American Civil Liberties Union, he told The...
Trump’s DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana
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TheHill | The Trump administration is readying for a crackdown on marijuana users under Attorney General Jeff Sessions. President Trump’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Sessions, is expected to release a...
Pentagon Accused of Suppressing Release of Book on Torture
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DailySheeple | A former chief investigator at Guantanamo Bay is accusing the Defense Department of withholding the publication of his book, which covers the use of “enhanced interrogation” techniques at the facility, as well as the...
Wikileaks Vault7 release shows CIA usings "Dumbo" tool that allows control of webcams
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SputnikNews | The tool allows for the identification, control and manipulation of the monitoring and detection systems, like webcams and microphones, on a target computer running the Microsoft Windows operating system. It requires a...
House Judiciary Demands Special Counsel To Investigate Comey, Lynch, And Clinton
Loretta Lynch
ZeroHedge | Roughly a month ago, we noted that Republicans might be well served to stop sitting around twiddling their thumbs waiting for the next Russia 'bombshell' to drop and actually go on the offensive against an '...
Sessions to announce investigations into intelligence leaks: source
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FoxNews | Attorney General Jeff Sessions will soon announce several criminal leak investigations, Fox News has learned. A U.S. official familiar with the discussions said Tuesday that the planned announcement surrounding stepped-...